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    Versions of ILFORD Multigrade 500 diffusion boxes

    Going through my darkroom kit I find there are two different versions of the 67 diffusion boxes:



    The box on the left is the only one I have with the extra density, the 35mm box and 4"x5" are the same as the box on the right.

    Any thoughts?

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    What material is on the left-hand one?

    I have never seen anything like it.

    Has someone attached a gel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Allen View Post
    What material is on the left-hand one?

    I have never seen anything like it.

    Has someone attached a gel?

    Bests,

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    I'd have to make a closer inspection. At first glances it looks like some sort of built in filter.

    Tom

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    I've used 5 or 6 different 500 Multigrade set ups over the years at different labs and have never seen a mixing box with anything other than a white diffuser. My best guess is that someone made one so they could use longer exposuers at small magnifications - printing 5X7's for example?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew K View Post
    I've used 5 or 6 different 500 Multigrade set ups over the years at different labs and have never seen a mixing box with anything other than a white diffuser. My best guess is that someone made one so they could use longer exposuers at small magnifications - printing 5X7's for example?
    Perhaps, considering a 6"x9" print from a 35mm negative takes <10s to expose with the 4"x5" box in place.

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    I had a 500 system some years back and none of the mixing chambers/boxes had anything but a white diffuser.

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    My boxes are all with a white diffuser!
    I have no idea at all what your "black" box could have been used for...
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    Never seen one that had anything other than a white diffuser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon R Galley View Post
    Never seen one that had anything other than a white diffuser.

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited
    Very curious.

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    Does your Mutigrade come with a time control box?

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